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Old 11-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default Gallon Batch problem

I've just made my second gallon batch which came out flat after three weeks of bottle conditioning. I had added 1 oz. of sugar solution before bottling, but both batches were flat.

Should I add more sugar than 1/5 of the standard 5 oz sugar measurement? I'm sure this is probably an easy fix but I'm kind of stumped.

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:22 PM   #2
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What were the conditions of the bottle storage while they were supposed to be carbonating? Were they refrigerated or kept cool? They should have 3 weeks at 70 F. or above and you have to have capped them tightly. If you are using PET bottles, the lids are known to be a problem and you have to tighten them more than you would expect.

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Old 11-17-2013, 04:17 AM   #3
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That's 1oz sugar plus some amount of water right? Not 1 fluid oz total?

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